Asbestos and Silicosis Support, Education & Awareness

Dedicated to helping victims of Asbestos and Silicosis, their families and the community.

The Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS is a non-profit charity, voluntary community based advocacy organisation. As well as working to raise the level of asbestos and silicosis awareness in the community, industry and at all levels of government, we provide community education and support programs to the general public, community groups, workplaces, TAFES and Universities.

Asbestos Awareness

What is Asbestos, how can it affect your health, and where you could find it in your home?

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Silicosis Awareness

What is Silicosis, where is silica found and who is at risk?

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Education for Tradies

Information about Asbestos and Silica for tradies and people renovating

See information and videos for Tradies >

Videos About Asbestos

A collection of interviews and awareness videos on Asbestos and Silicosis Disease

Watch videos about Asbestos and Silicosis >

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Become a member

Membership with ACV/GARDS provides events, meetings, free documents, newsletters, and friendship.

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Need support?

There are many services available to provide help with health and care, find accommodation near hospitals, support groups and more.

Visit our Support tab to see the full list available or call us on 0407 274 173.